Hi, I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota where I am a Middle School English teacher. Cooking is my passion I have been developing my own recipes for the past 4 years. I am in a Doctorate program at a local university and because of that I have only a couple chances to upload my newest culinary adventures. My husband is having a great time tasting all the creations and disasters that I come up with (POOR GUY). I don't have a favorite cookbook because usually I am using 5 or 6 recipes from the Net AND from cook books (especially Lydia Bastianich recipes) to create just the right taste for my husband and I.